Book Review: Uniquely Normal by Rob Bernstein

After reading about “Uniquely Normal” by Rob Bernstein in Autism Asperger Digest magazine, I decided to purchase it, and I’m so glad I did! Since my son’s autism diagnosis in 2002 I have read hundreds of books about autism. “Uniquely Normal” is one of the very best books on autism which I’ve read.

Uniquely Normal

Rob Bernstein’s strategies are so simple to implement, and don’t cost parents or teachers anything. He works on the premise that every autistic person is an individual, and different from every other autistic person , and he taps into their unique perspective. I love how he uses language to develop thinking skills, which in turn help behaviours and skills to develop. Rather than teaching individuals with autism to learn by rote, Bernstein builds on their capacity to think and figure things out for themself.

Forget overloading the autistic person you love or support with numerous behaviour strategies,  rules and visuals, and buy amazing  this book!

Best Wishes

Kirsten

 

 

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Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills and Motor Planning can be difficult for some kids with autism. This can impact on their ability to write & draw. That’s why I have created several Fine Motor products, and STEMthinking has created some Drawing Skills products.

You can check out my Fine Motor activities HERE

and STEMthinking‘s Drawing Skills products HERE

 

If you’re looking for more inspiration for Fine Motor activities for your students, you can follow my Fine Motor Skills Pinterest boards.

Best Wishes,

Kirsten

 

FREE Sorting Boards

If you’re teaching your students Visual Discrimination skills then I hope my FREE Same/Different Sorting Boards are useful in your classroom.

This set of Same or Different Vehicle Theme Sorting cards is easy prep. The sorting boards are also available in my store, for free.

You can use these boards with any of my Same Different flash cards eg Same/Different Vehicles (shown above).

These Same or Different clip cards & task cards are great for Visual Discrimination and Early Language Skills

Same, Different Colors, Shapes, Nouns, Autism, Special Education, Speech

 

Clip Cards for students with autism

I love creating clip cards for students. They’re a great way to engage students of all abilities. For kids who have difficulty writing, clip cards enables them to show their knowledge with out the stress of having to write.

For students who need to fidget, clip cards keep their hands busy and provide their hands with sensory feedback, while they’re focusing answering. Providing a variety of different types and sizes of clips will help your students practice their fine motor skills too.

Clip cards don’t need to just be for Speech & Language activities. I love to use them for Math, Science, Life Skill & Geography tasks too.

Check out some of my clip cards from my TpT & Autism Educator stores.

Adjective Clip Cards
Adjective Clip Cards
How Are They Different? Clip Cards
How Are They Different? Clip Cards